[ kohch-uhn-fawr, -fohr ]

  1. a coach together with the four horses by which it is drawn.

Origin of coach-and-four

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby coach-and-four Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use coach-and-four in a sentence

  • That curiously historic worn-out family with its ghostly legend of the coach-and-four?

  • Sometime after, a coach-and-four approached; which the surviving monkey no sooner descried, than he set up a most dismal yell.

  • On the third day she looked out of the back-door, and saw a coach-and-four coming along the road.

  • The end had come; the clock had struck twelve, and her fineries were rags, her coach-and-four was a pumpkin and mice.

    An Ambitious Woman | Edgar Fawcett
  • Even in that short drive, the idea of riding in a coach-and-four was losing some of its freshness, and deeper thoughts had come.

    The Fairchild Family | Mary Martha Sherwood